"Chi" (aka "qi" and pronounced "chee") means life force energy in Chinese. Elemental Chi, formerly known as Elemental Reiki, started off primarily as a Reiki website back in the mid-2000s. Reiki is a form of energy healing - typically performed "hands-on" - which was founded by a Buddhist monk (Mikao Usui) in Japan in the late 1800s. Over the years, Reiki became very popular online. Many Reiki "attunements" (energetic healing transmissions) passed around the Internet come directly from this website.
Reiki attunements are no longer being sold on this website. This isn't because Reiki itself is bad, but because the attunement business has in many ways become just that - a competitive business. Specialty Reiki attunements are sold as a quick-fix promise to issues and problems, when a more comprehensive approach to healing may be needed.
Instead, the Elemental Chi website is now offering courses and resources in a variety of healing modalities, such as Ayurveda, Qigong, EFT, and Sound Healing. These courses are designed for two main audiences:
1) People who wish to learn new techniques and knowledge to help with self-healing.
2) Healers and coaches who want to better help their clients with professional continuing education.
Empowering people to heal themselves and others, without the use of harsh pharmaceutical drugs (unless it is absolutely necessary!), is the goal.
Learn more about the website founder and main teacher, Stephanie Brail, here.